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Both have merits and down sides. Alternative Car Care is not a fan of flushes and will not do them. We would rather drain the fluid and change the filter. At dealer, using OEM parts and fluid, about twice to triple that. Normal auto repair shop about halfway in between those two. One brake pads worn перевод for higher price is they will not if reputable extract the old fluid through the dipstick tube and put in new - they will remove the pan or maintenance panel which commonly has to be done fgor filter replacements and clean the pan at a minimum regardless. Do NOT let some shop convince you to pay for a transmission flush - not only is it unnecessary, but usually uses contaminated fluid from other cars or harmful chemicals sometimes even tap water or diesel fluid and can seriously damage your transmission. If your transmission filters were not doing their job or you smoked your transmission fluid, the proper cure assuming not bad enough to require transmission overhaul is to change to new fluid and filters, then replace them again in a short time - typcially 50-250 miles recommended by manufacturers, to let the new fluid pick up the dirt and sludge and transport to the filters for cleaning. Again, higher end at dealers. My recommendation - ALWAYS require Brake pads worn перевод fluids be used for all but engine oil - mixing brands and additives in equipment is just not a good idea, as they can react with each other and cause serious degradation of the lubricating properties, and even cause gel or sludge in the fluid. A transmission, transfer case, differential, etc should be able to run at least several hundred thousand miles without maintenance brake pads worn перевод you change the fluid as recommended and use only the same OEM fluids in it. The small amount you will save using cheap fluids is not worth the mega bucks to repair or replace a damaged unit. If you go to an auto shop, find out brake pads worn перевод required refill quantities and buy the fluids at the dealer and tell them to refill with those - just be sure to get enough to allow for a brake pads worn перевод of spillage. Give us a call. Angie's List Call Center M-F: 8:00am - 9:00pm EST Sat: 8:00am - 5:00pm EST.